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isse with Windows 7 and mapped DFS drives

Q: isse with Windows 7 and mapped DFS drives

We are a college campus and faculty and staff are using Windows 7 enterprise
with SP1. I also have 3 servers running DFS. Prior to installing Windows 7 DFS
worked fine for a couple of years now some not all are having issue connecting
to the DFS share they are mapped to it just shows a RED X. After period of time
it will come back by itself. But again another day it reverts back to the RED X
when we click on the RED x drive it prompts us for username and password but
when we enter credentials it just keeps prompting and won't stop
I had one user told me she was prompted for credentials after clicking on the
DFS drive that had the RED X and gave up. she came back from lunch and the red x
was gone.
After a period of time all users experience differenct times the RED x
disappears and the user can use the drive a day or two later the RED x appears
again. the only recourse we have is the map the user directly to the server and
not use dFS

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A: isse with Windows 7 and mapped DFS drives

There are some registry tweaks you can do to resolve this issue, can you try out the following settings on a single machine to see if it resolves the issue:

Click Start, click Run, type regedit (Windows 2000 or Windows Server 2003) or type regedt32(Windows
NT 4.0), and then click OK.Locate and then click the following key in the registry:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\lanmanserver\parameters

In the right pane, click the autodisconnect value, and then on the Edit menu, click Modify. If theautodisconnect value
does not exist, follow these steps:

On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click REG_DWORD.Type autodisconnect, and then press ENTER.
On the Edit menu, click Modify.Click Hexadecimal.In the Value data box, type ffffffff, and then click OK.
NOTE: The client-side session is automatically disconnected when the idling time lasts more than the duration that is set
in KeepConn. Therefore, the session is disconnected according to the shorter set duration value between AutoDisConnect and KeepConn. To change the time-out duration in the client-side during a UNC connection, specify the arbitrary time in KeepConn.
Locate and then click the following key in the registry:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Service\lanmanworkstation\parameters
Value: KeepConn
Data type : REG_DWORD
Range : 1 to 65535 (sec)
Default value: 600 sec = 10 mins
Source: Mapped Drive Connection to Network Share May Be Lost

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OK
Here is the problem

Running a peer to peer XP network at my sister's church.
8 computers in the workgroup.
Not using a domain , only a workgroup.

New Dell computer was purchased to be used as Bookkeeper Computer.

Church software files were moved from old bookkeeper computer to new one.
All other computers set up as workstations. Software runs and is installed thur mapped network drive.

The problems is that everytime we restart any workstation computers they lose the mapped drive. If you browse the network to access Bookkeeper computer you must give logon name and password to access that computer. After you log on then you can map network drive and use software.

It never work that way before the new Dell computer and always stayed mapped without logon info. I can easily access any other computer on the network with out logging on .

Church Software support says it is a network problem. But what is baffling to me is that you must use church software logon info to access the Bookkeeper computer.

Is this a logon or user account setting problem on the new Dell?

Software support told me that Bookkeeper computer had to be logged on a network administrator. I have it set to logon automatically (go to welcome screen) . I changed it in user account setting to go to windows logon screen but did not seem to help (not using a password)

Any suggestions? Help!!!!
 

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Hi
I have a problem with a Windows 7 Pro PC in SBS2K11 domain.
After some time the PC looses all mapped drives in "Computer", but I can see the mapped drives via Explorer
Via Network connection I can see everything and I can open files etc.

If I make a restart of the PC the mapped drives are back again in "Computer"
In Event log there are no errors
We have updated firmware og drivers
A hint would be nice
Best Reagrds


John B

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We are trying to install an business banking application (XP vintage software) in Windows 8.1 Pro but it cannot see the mapped drives.

A:Old application can't see mapped drives in Windows 8.1

Hi,
As my understanding, you encounter the issue that the mapped drive doesn?t appear in you Windows 8.1. If there is any misunderstand, please help to clarify.

For this issue, we can try following steps to check the results:
Step 1: Disable Fast startup in Windows 8.1 and restart computer.
How to Turn "Fast Startup" On or Off for a Hybrid Boot in Windows 8 and 8.1
http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/6320-fast-startup-turn-off-windows-8-a.html
Step 2: Let?s try to map this driver again via command line:
How to Map Network Drives From the Command Prompt in Windows
http://www.howtogeek.com/118452/how-to-map-network-drives-from-the-command-prompt-in-windows/

If the issue still persists, please try to install the latest network adapter driver from manufacturer website to see what?s going one.

In addition, I recommend you check the compatibility of this app on Windows 8.1 compatible center. Since the incompatible app may cause many issues on your current system:

Compatibility Center
http://www.microsoft.com/en-in/windows/compatibility/CompatCenter/Home?Language=en-IN

Hope these could be helpful.Kate Li
TechNet Community Support

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I have some drives being mapped in a logon script that is set up on my domain account on a Windows 2003 server system. They map fine under Windows XP, however I have just set up a new Windows 7 system to begin testing and logged on with the same account, but the drives are not mapped. So I am guessing the logon script is not running, but I'm not sure. I searched the web for this issue and others are having it, but there were no definite answers that I could find. Surely someone else has come across some information on this issue.

Thanks. Have a happy Thanksgiving.

A:Mapped drives not showing on Windows 7

win 7 box added to the domain?
in the same OU as the xp box?

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I'm ready to pull my hair out. Seriously. Something so simple..

Alright I have a user. I recently moved her documents folder to their domain server for backup purposes. I moved the folder to a directory I made for her on the data drive with permissions for R/W just for her. I shared the drive and mapped it to her PC. I right clicked on the mapped drive and clicked always available offline. Took like 5 minutes for the process to complete (she's got a lot of stuff..) I also added the mapped drive to the documents library. I also moved the documents location to the mapped drive. Simple right?

Windows search turns up absolutely nothing I search for. I went into the server (SBS2003) and installed the indexing service too. Added the entire data drive to it. Still nothing. I'm stumped and this lady is getting extremely irritated.

Does anyone know something I might be missing here?

A:Windows 8.1 search in mapped drives not working..

Read here, especially the first Tip: Search in Windows 8

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For the past few years, I've periodically had issues when it came to trying to authenticate to a mapped share that resides on a system that also has shares which can be accessed anonymously.

For example, my WD NAS device contains a share which I have to authenticate to, and then there's two other folders which anyone can access. Despite me using valid credentials, I can't authenticate to the protected share.

If I reboot my system and authenticate to the protected share before the public shares, then all is good. Vice versa, not so great. I'm using Windows 8.1 Enterprise (64-bit), and I've had this issue in past with Windows 7 as well.

I believe if I terminate explorer.exe and try authenticating to the protected share, all is well, but I don't want to do that because I love my system notification icons.

Can anyone please shed some light on what's going on here? Is there a service I can simply restart?

A:Windows and its stupid mapped drives issues

When you map a drive, make sure the Reconnect at logon box is checked. That file should be authenticated at the next logon.

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I have a Windows PC used purely for storage. It is shared by 10 other Laptops.

The laptops are running Windows 10.
I created users on the Win 7 PC.
Shared the folders.
Created mapped drives on the Win 10 laptops.
This has been operating with very few issues for a number of years.
Today 2 laptops are unable to access the mapped drives.
I have uninstalled the Antivirus.
I have updated the Intel Lan cards.
Run Ipconfig /renew. Wouldn't renew.

Changed the registry setting - HKey-Local Machine\system\... to allow access.
PROBLEM solved - Windows 7 update caused a conflict. Rolled back to a previous restore point - Bingo it worked.

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I have a couple of users that when they logon, the logon scrip runs, but the shared drives are not displaying.  If they open a program and browse for files, they will see all the mapped drives.  When I try to remap the drives, I get a message that
the drive is already used and ask to remap.  This also make it display when you remap.  There are no error messages in the event log.
Also, if you restart the computer 2 or 3 times, it will display the drives.  IF I logon with the users account on a different Windows 7 Computer, it will display the drives the first time logon.
Computers are windows 7 Pro with all the updates.  Windows 2008 R2 Domain Controllers (2).
Please let me know if you have any questions.  Your help is greatly appreciated.
Bill

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I have a XP Pro SP2 workstation that runs a login script that maps a few drives.
When I look in my computer or in explorer they do no show up. If I go to disconnect a network drive they are all listed as connected. all shortcut's that use these mapped drives work.
Any ideas
 

A:Solved: Mapped drives hidden in Windows XP Explorer

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Here is the situation, and i've repeated it on more than one machine:

Windows 7 Prof 32 bit, with Office 2003 SP3 on a Dell laptop. Everything works fine when on the network and connected. If the user takes the laptop offsite without shutting it down first and still has mapped drives when he tries to save a document the drop down menu will hang any Office app.

To explain a bit more... in the Save As dialog box, the drop down menu to change locations it was freezes it up. After about 30 seconds or so the menu will finally appear and the application will be happy again. The user doesn't have that kind of patience though.


This isn't a new issue, I've found its due to the mapped network drives being unreachable. I do not have this problem in XP, only Windows 7. This is very annoying to the user. Short of removing the mapped drives with a script that the users has to run when they leave the office what can I do? I've looked around the web a lot and can't find much more than "disconnect the mapped drives" and I dont think of that as a solution so much as a work around. The user is the CEO of the company I work for and he often uses his laptop at home, then gets in the car and uses it on his way to the office (obviously he isn't driving himself) and then gets into the office and wants his drives to just magically work.

Also, trying to change how he uses the laptop won't work either. This is not a tech savvy user. This user also resist chan... Read more

A:Office 2003 on Windows 7 - disconnected mapped drives

I feel for you - that being said, I would probably look into an offline folder syncronization solution.
You can trick these people into thinking they're saving to the network, but they will simply be saving to an offline folder that will sync with said network folders.

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I’m setting a new laptop for my boss, he will map to several network shares as it boots up. Each share requires a username and password. I mapped these drives, logged in the first time, put in the username and passwords etc with no problems. (we are not on a domain)
We have a DHCP server that gives the IP address to the Laptop.

When I reboot, I get a message from Windows “Could not connect to all Network drives” “Click here to check the status of your network drives”

I see all the mapped drives with little red x’s, clicking on them prompts me to enter a username and password, even though I’ve checked “remember my credentials”

He is going to be pissed if he has to put in his username and password every time he logs on, can you tell me how to fix this?

Is there a “network connection wizard” buried somewhere in Windows 7?
 

A:Windows 7 laptop connecting to network - mapped drives

Does the laptop windows account have a password ? I recall from somewhere that the windows account must have a password first.
 

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MACHINES

File Server: Windows 2003 Server
Domain Controller: Windows 2003 Server
Client: Windows 8.1 Pro

PROBLEM

The client is not a part of the domain which the file server and obviously the domain controller are. The mapped drives are added on the client using DOMAIN\User (along with password).

Every morning when coming into the office, I have to reboot my machin ein order to get my mapped drives back. This is very annoying. The same issue when I log in remotely (using RDP) when working at night. I have to then reboot the machine in order to gain access to my mapped drives.
It seems at random, my mapped drives (residing on the file server) goes away. It has happened once while I was actively working on the client. But daily the above issue occurs.

I'm at a loss to what to try. Most issues I've seen are related to mapped drives disappears when the machine is rebooted, but my issue is reversed, so those fixes I've tried that has been suggested do not apply or work.



Any help in finding a solution to the very annoying problem is greatly welcomed.

Side Note: Windows XP and Windows 7 machine do not have this issue and they add the mapped drives in exactly the same way.

A:Windows 8.1 randomly drops mapped network drives

Who is in charge of the network?

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I would like to restrict access to network drives by Windows Search.
When i make a search and select 'Computer', the mapped drives are also taken into account, which i do not want.
Note that i know the content is not being indexed, and i double checked that this is not allowed. however, i don't want that a local search ends up looking on the network for files. Is there a way to avoid this ?
On a similar topic, does one know the registry path for the setting "Don't use the index when searching in file folders for system files" ? This setting makes searching for system files work (nothing else seems to do the trick) and i would like to set it
as default.
thanks in advance bruno

A:Prevent Windows search from searching network mapped drives

Hi Bruno, I’m afraid it is hard to rewrite the registry for your setting “ jest don't use the index when searching in file folders for system
files”.
 
But you can try to these following steps to prevent searching special type of files (*.dll, *.NLS etc. ):
 
Start-----Control panel-----Indexing Options-----Advanced-----File Types
 
Hope it will helpful to you.

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I have two Windows 7 Ultimate computers and around 10 Windows XP (Home and Professional, SP2 and SP3) computers trying to connect to it. It's just a LAN (no internet access).

I have set all of the password-protected sharing off on the Win 7 systems. I have tried opening up ALL of the permissions and such (since security is not really an issue).

The problem I'm having is this:

When I try to map the network drive, it won't let me merely connect to it. So, I have to click map network drive on the XP computer and hit "login with other credentials" and enter the username/pass for the user account on the Win 7 machine (we'll say Bob for user and Smith for password for the sake of example). It will mount the share (which is actually the C:\ root of the drive) just fine.

The only problem is the moment you restart the Windows XP system, it will lose the connection. My fix for it was to create a .bat file that contained the following:


Code:

net use S: /delete

net use S: \\Server1Win7\server1win7 Smith /USER:\Bob /PERSISTENT:YES

net use T: /delete

net use T: \\Server2Win7\server2win7 Smith /USER:\Bob /PERSISTENT:YES

I put it in the Progam Files\Startup folder to run upon boot. For the most part, it seems to work after a fashion. Some of the computers, though, will drop the connection to the two Windows 7 systems and need to be rebooted 1-2 times before they get it back again. Even clicking the .bat file manually will have the same ... Read more

A:Windows 7 dropping conenctions from XP systems with mapped network drives

I am surprised the batch file works at all with spaces in the path. Normally if there are spaces you need to enclose the path in quotation marks.
 

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Our users sometimes map drives temporarily and forget to unmap them. I'd like to add something which verifies the existance of a drive or the mapping will be removed. Something like (before we map the mandatory drives):

For each mapped drive, check and see if it can connect. If it's not, then disconnect.

Thanks
 

A:Windows 2000 Login Script: Disconnect erroneously mapped drives

net use * /d /y
 

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I have yet to get an answer to the issue that I am dealing with so hopefully someone here can send it to me.

I administer a large downtown skyscraper that was networked in a really stupid way. There are 71 customers with Internet access via a Netopia 9100 router to a Cisco 7209. Some of these customers connect to a Windows 2003 server for file server services. To get to this file server their connection will go through this Netopia to the File server's public interface which works just fine.

Quick drawing:

Customers LAN (DHCP from Netopia) ---> Netopia ---> File server or Cisco 7209 ---> Internet

Customers map the drive via \\fileservername\share
Now the issue is when two or more workstations behind the same Netopia map a drive to the file server. Once two or more are mapped the first connection that was initiated is killed. In other words you cannot have concurrent connections to the file server from behind the same Netopia router.

This server used to be a 2000 server but I am not blaming the server in this situation. For testing I connected one customer directly to the file servers second NIC:

Customers switch ----> Second NIC on file server

Once I did this the customer would map the drive like

\\private IP\share

This customer does not have the issue and can connect multiple workstations concurrently to the file server with no drops at all.

So to conclude, customers mapping from behind the same Netopia 9100 cannot keep concurrent connections. ... Read more

A:Mapped network drives, windows 2003 server and Netopia routers

I was wondering if you know how to direct an ip 80 and 21 port to open on a Netopia
 

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Hello,
I have several domain computers across two locations that have started displaying strange behavior in Windows Explorer.  The computers in question are Windows 7 computers that were recently added to the domain.  Usrs are now complaining that when
they click on their mapped user drives or their department group drive and try to navigate to a folder or file, the view suddenly bounces back to either the My Documents folder or the My Computer view.  The user drives and group network drives
are located on different servers, so I'm pretty sure that the issue is not a server problem. 

To solve the problem, the users generally reboot the computer and Windows Explorer will behave fine at least until a later point in the day or the following day when the problem starts all over.
I have checked for IP address and DNS conflicts, but have not seen anything so far.
Thank you in advance for your assistance.

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Server has been great and online for about 7 months without issue.  Three times over the last two weeks, all clients' mapped drives just drop and Windows Explorer hangs...  I am not able to disconnect drives via command prompt, nor remap drives
via command prompt.  However, I can ping the server and remote desktop to the server perfectly.  No errors in logs on workstations or server.  Affects all workstations (60+ running Windows 7 Pro) simultaneously.  Client mappings to
other servers (Windows 2008 R2) running on the same switch are unaffected.  Reboot the 2012 server and you can reconnect to mapped drives by clicking on them in Windows Explorer.  Any ideas?

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When a user is connecting to our VPN network the domain accounts gets locked in under a minute.

VPN user and pass are automatically saved in Windows Credentials (control panel).
When the user logs on to VPN the domain account lockes out because it has mapped drives through GPO and it tries to connect to them with saved VPN user and pass. If I delete saved VPN windows credentials theres no problem, but windows always saves back the
credentials.
Anyone who knows about this? I don't really want to install other VPN client .. 

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I opened my computer the other day and when I clicked "computer" to go to my mapped networks drives to my surprise there are no hard drives or mapped drives displayed anymore.

Even when I go "open" in excel for example I don't see the drives.

I tried uninstalling sp1 in hope it would fix the problem but it did not. When I go into disk management I see my hard drives.

Is there a way to fix this? I have Vista Home Premium

Thanks

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Weird issue.

I have 5 drives (of 7) on a Win 7 Pro (64) computer mapped on a Win XP (SP3) computer on my home network ... IT connects to ALL 5 ...

YET, that same Win XP computer will NOT access those same 5 drives (on the Win 7 computer) through the network (unmapped) giving the message "\\hostname\X is not accessible" (but WILL connect to the other 2 drives). All 7 drives have the same sharing and security settings ...

Baffled ... any ideas????
Log:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II X4 635 Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 5 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 6141 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 210, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 102398 MB, Free - 7068 MB; D: Total - 1328393 MB, Free - 715423 MB; H: Total - 2861458 MB, Free - 708331 MB; I: Total - 1430792 MB, Free - 177589 MB; J: Total - 2861458 MB, Free - 2689429 MB; K: Total - 305245 MB, Free - 71967 MB; L: Total - 2861458 MB, Free - 734646 MB;
Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., GA-770T-USB3
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled
 

A:Solved: Mapped Drives & Drives on Network

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I just did a windows re-intall the other dayThe Winows Update link that is on the All Programs (in the start menu) list take me to this webpage:http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com/I believe Microsoft changed it a few years back.I can go directly to the Microsoft website to go to the correct page:http://update.microsoft.com/microsoftupdat...t.aspx?ln=en-usHow do i change this link so i go to the correct webpage?i did a typo "isse" is suppposed to be "Issue"

A:Minor Windows Update isse

Your shortcut link is taking you to the proper page.You need to click on either expess or custom [I suggest custom so you get all] & then install what it presents.It will update the Windows updater then present a Continue linkClick Continue.

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hi, please i need help..when i enter the windows defender i see an exclamation mark inside a yellow triangle on "device performance & health" when i enter that it appears that the problem is from device driver and it says that one or more device drivers may not be working properly. i run the troubleshooter and it says "lenovo uefi firmware 2.23 is not working properly" and that it will uninstall the driver and reinstall it then it asks to restart my pc so i did, but when i go back to check if its fixed in windows defender the problem is still there with no fix...i contacted microsoft and they said that i have to contact lenovo to update the uefi ASAP...PLEEEEAAASSE ANYONE CAN HELP !!! WHAT SHOULD I DOOOO ??

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I'm running Windows 7 and I have a mapped drive to an O: drive. I also have an environment variable for a PATH location to sqlplusw (software that lets you connect to an Oracle database). I found that in Windows 7, you have to open the cmd prompt with "run as administrator". When I do this I lose access to my mapped drives. We have many people in our company using this, so we can't have them disconnect and remap the drive every time. Is there a way to fix or workaround this?Thanks,Scott

A:Windows 7 "Run as Administrator" Loses Mapped Drives

Microsoft has a work around they don't recommend: http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/mapped-drives-are-not-seen-from-elevated-command-prompt-in-vista/ Network and Systems Manager

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We have a linux server and all the Windows 7 Pro workstations have the same mapped drives, w,x,y,z. The only problem is that the path for z is a share nested in another share, w. When we try to map z we get the message, 'Multiple connections to a server or shared resource by the same user, using more than one user name, are not allowed. Disconnect all previous connection to the server or shared resource and try again.'

How can we work around this? These drive maps mus remain the same as the server is set up by our software vendor.

A:Mapped drives

The link below talks about the problem and mentions using the IP address to access the server instead.

Multiple connections to a server or shared resource by the same user, using more than one user name, are not allowed...

Using method 1 in the link below seems to work the best.
Error message when you use user credentials to connect to a network share from a Windows-based computer: "The network folder specified is currently mapped using a different user name and password"

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Mapping drives, long distance (read moderately slow, lots of hops to cover 3000 miles) is a little broken. I assume it is due to debug code. When accessing files via right-click (to copy, to rename, etc.) there is a longer than usual delay, the Explorer windows starts flashing like a strobe light, and during that time you can do nothing else (well you can, but not to do with Explorer).

Is anyone else seeing this?

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someone help me regarding mapping drives scenario !
after we have mapped the drives from our server, as soon as we shut down our pc and open it the drives are not showing but to the other pc it is still showing..
 

A:mapped drives

Mr. Rick,

This is the details of my PC :
O.S : Windows 2000

When i start my pc it will show something like restoring your network drive but right now it is not there, everytime i switch my pc i have to mapped the drives back again... but to the other pc even if you close their pc the mapped dirves is still there.

Thanks and Regards,
Nico
 

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I've been having problems keeping the drives mapped at one of my offices. I' guessing someone has modified the registry, because there is no longer the check box for reconnect at login on the mapped drive. If any one knows what this value is please let me know. I've tried using a batch file and net use to permanently map the drives but it has only worked on some of the stations. Any help would be appreciated.
 

A:Mapped Drives

Are these mapped via a login script or at the workstation level.
 

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Hi,
We are currently running Windows 7 shop and starting to migrate to 10 from next year. 
There is a Radius server configured on Server 2008 R2 with access points and a GPO that runs on all the devices to connect to Wifi automatically. Mapped drives are also configured. So when user connects with Wifi, the startup
GPO does not get applied and in turn we do not see the home drives mapped. 
But for some users, we see that there is a red x for the mapped drive and after the device is connected to WIFI, they can connect to it. But for others, we do not see the red x marked drives if they logoff/reboot the device.
So what can cause this issue ? 
Regards,V

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I have a lab with win2000 machines and a win 2000 Server. I have a mapped drive to all the workstations. However when a user logs on they are not able to open the drive through many applications such as quark, photoshop, notepad. They are able to open the mapped folder with word or excel. When they open the mapped drive first they are able to open the drive using quark, photoshop or notepad. Does anyone know how to automatically keep that drive mapped? Is there a way to do that in group security? Thanks Jon
 

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Has anyone had experience with mapped drives disappearing when installing W2K SP 2? I have batch files written for users on my network defining their mapped drives, but upon installing SP2, the mapped drives all had to be mapped by hand. What gives?
 

A:Mapped Drives

Another undocumented feature!!
 

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At my office, we have a password for our workstations that changes every month. We also have mapped drives to certain folders located on the server.

Last month I had my machine completely wiped and reinstalled with a fresh install of Windows XP. At the time that I set up the mapped network drives, I want to say that I used the password that was current at our office. This month, the password has changed for all workstations, but I cannot access the mapped drives as it says "Password is Expired" I tried the current password and the password that was set at the time of setting up the Mapped Drives but they did not work. Nobody else in the office is having the same problem.

A:Mapped Drives

Right click My Computer/Disconnect Network Drives. Disconnect all Network drives. Restart workstation, log in with new password, Re-Map Network drives.

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Hello all,
I am here with a new problem again, hoping that i wil get answer as like for the earlier posts.
I am here having a lot of users who uses the mapped drives for saving the works,and i have 3 mapped drives which is common, and whichis running through the sysvol scripts, and all r working fine, now the problem is few of my users always comes with the complaint saying that their home folder ( that is the personal drive) of user is showing only the home driv not their personal one, the personal drive is like \\servername\home\username\
and the users can see only home as therir z drvie(whcih is their personal drive)and it should be showing their personal drive not the entire home drive, and it wil work when i disconnect the drive, and reconnect by mapping it, but few of my users including my boss, is not happy with that, can you please tel how can i avoid the personal drive becoming the home drive,

Thanks a lot
Please if you need more explanation i will submit it, if you can help me that will help me to work better.

Rijesh
 

A:Mapped Drives

Are you doing this thru Active Directory?
 

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User connects to our network from home via VPN. How can she access her network files? I had her create a shortcut on her desktop to:

\\ipaddress of server\users\username

Once she's VPNd in and clicks this link it prompts her to authenticate but it still fails. Is there a better way for her to access her data? Can she map a drive in the same manner as she would at her workstation at the office?
 

A:VPN and mapped drives

You could try the following which can be added to a batch file to map multiple drives:

net use X: \\servername\sharename /USER:domain\username password

if you use a %1 in place of where the password should be it will prompt the user for the password - handy to avoid account lockout if your policies required a change of passwords every so often.

The batch file would then look like this

net use U: \\server1\sharename /USER:domain\username %1
net use I: \\server2\sharenam,e /USER:domain\username %1

etc. etc.

Add the server names to a LMHOSTS file and you wont need to use the IP addresses. If the server IP addresses ever change just email a new LMHOSTS file to the user and the batchfile will still work.
 

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I've been having this issue for awhile now at work. A lot of the employees mapped drives will magically disappear, even though they are still logged on to the domain which is windows 2008 SP2. My only solution is to reboot their PC, and in some cases rebooting several times for the mapped drive to reappear. It is quite annoying and the only literature I could find on the subject was an article about changing the fast booting for the server, which I would rather not do. I have confirmed that they are not shutting off their systems, but they are logging off. All the PCs ampped drives are set to reconnect upon login. I realize this seems pretty broad, but any help would be appreciated.
 

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I am unable to edit any files on my mapped drives. I have several directories on C that I have made network shares. I have then mapped the shares to D and E on the same local computer that shares reside.

I can edit the files in their original direstories on C. I can also edit these files if I access them through the network share "Network\laptop\Projects". But, when I map this location to D: I am no longer allowed to edit the files or create new files from the new D: drive. The map looks fine and I can see all of my files. I use the following command:

net use d: "\\Vaio-Z10\C\Office Files\Projects" /Persistent:Yes

In frustation, I provided share access to EVERYONE, Full Control, and Security access to EVERYONE, Full Control. I even made sure that I took ownership of all files and directories in the directories that I am accessing. I took ownership with the network login account that I log into the laptop with (DOMAIN\Tom). I consistently get the following error message when I try to create a new directory through the D drive:

"You need permission to perform that action."

If I try to rename a file from the D drive i get the following error message:

"You need permission to perform that action. You need permission from DOMAIN\Tom to make changes to that file.

Well I AM user DOMAIN/Tom. I logged into the laptop as DOMAIN/Tom. DOMAIN\Tom has full share and security access to the files, and DOMAIN\Tom is the owner of all the files. ... Read more

A:Mapped Drives Not Accessible

As an update to my previous post, I have found out that if I use the Tools/Map Network Drive/ command from the toolbar then I can get access to my files correctly, but if I use the "net use" command in a batch file then I dont have any write or modify access to the files.

We use the "net use" command on all of our other computers and is works fine. I am not sure why it wont work on this one. I need to the the net use command because i am constantly moving the directories that D through H are pointing to and I dont want to have to manually do it through the menu bar each time.

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Hello,
Last summer we bought 120 HP Probooks 6570b running Windows 7 Pro. I been running into a issue with our mapped network drives on our server. We have these drives so that people can save their files to and take from. For whatever reason whenever you try to access the drive to either share or pull files from, it will randomly disconnect saying that it cannot find/access the "S" drive. Sometimes it takes 5 seconds to disconnect sometimes a few minutes (pretty random) but it definitely disconnects if more than a few people try pulling a file from it. None of the other laptops/workstations in the building are having this issue. These are working right off the wifi by the way and I know we have plenty of access points close enough to the laptops. So far what I have tried is this (suggested by HP support):
-Update to the most current Wifi Driver
-Update the BIOS firmware
-Went into Device Manager >Power Management Options for the wifi and unchecked "Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power"
-Went into regedit > HKLM> system >CurrentControlSet> services > LanmanWorkstation > Parameters > and added DWORD 32bit > KeepConn for 15180. I googled this, this step supposedly tells the computer to hold its network connection for a full day. Still didn't work.
At this point I am scratching my head and HP has basically given up on helping me with this. None of our other computers regardless of how new or old are ha... Read more

A:Mapped Drives Disconnecting?

Is your problem that some PCs are losing their network connection or that they are losing the mapped drive?
 

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We have 4 computers here in our office, that all run XP. The main system runs our accoutnign software, Peachtree, and has a mapped drive, P, that we all use to acces the data files. Recently, the main system got infected with XP Antivirus 2008, and we lost power to our building over the weekend. coming in, the Pc BSOd with winlogin.exe error. I did a repair installation of XP, then deleted the AV2008 with Malwarebytes program. I then rebooted, and reinstalled SP3. The other 3 computers now, get an access is denied error when trying to connect to the mapped drive on the main computer. I have looked at permissions, and given full access to everyone, and actually removed and reinstalled Peachtee to get this to work. Still not working, and the Dell tech( thats what Pc we have) was stumped and was lookign up stuff while I was on phone with him on the Technect site for MS. Any idead what could fix this, or do I need to do a complete resintall from scratch?
 

A:Help with mapped drives and XP AV 2008

Hey I was a Dell tech once, but I haven't told many that!

Try this:

Check the Shell value for Winlogon in your registry. Under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon
should show:

Shell REG_SZ explorer.exe

Or download this tool: http://www.dougknox.com/xp/utils/XP_FixLogon.zip
This utility checks for the correct GINA value in the Registry and will allow you to restore it, if its incorrect.
 

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I’m not sure this is the place to post this but…

We have an enterprise file server (city_server) running Win2K (I know, update the OS). I have placed Microsoft Access data on a shared folder where all users map the drive as F:\.

The application tracks sewer maintenance. There are numerous factions to this FrontEnd/BackEnd operation, one of which imports new work orders from the server to connected laptops (which then go to the field for inspection; back in the office for data update). All operations work fine except for the import. If I place the BE on some other win2K server and map the drive accordingly (i.e., F:\ drive) all works perfect. Our IT people have looked at this server configuration numerous times and say it is setup identical to the others including all accounts. Yet we only see this problem when accessing data from city_server. I have tried coding the app to use a UNC path vs. mapped drive. It works better (albeit slower) but still periodically bombs.

Any ideas I can pass on would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
SKK
 

A:Error with Mapped Drives

Have they reviewed the nic card stats for errors or breaks in service. Sounds like the nic is dropping long enough to lose the drive mapping. Review the nics power settings. It should be set to never sleep.
 

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On my Win 7 system, I have mapped 4 drives to a XP system using the "net use" command. They are mapped correctly as p,q,s,t on the Windows 7 system. They show up in the "Power Desk" app which is a file manager utility program. The mapped drives work correctly in that program.

However, they don't show up in explorer on the windows 7 system. All other drives are shown, but not the mapped drives. Also, if I bring up the file open dialog box from an app like notepad, they don't show up either.

On another Win 7 system, I can map the drives exactly the same way and they do show up in explorer. It must be a setting that is different on the Win 7 system that does not work.

Any ideas?

A:Can't see mapped drives in explorer

Update....

The drives that I originally mapped were mapped with a .bat file containing 4 "net use" statements.
They don't show up in the explorer windows. However, if I map a drive using the windows explorer "map network drive" dialog box, it does show up.

Also, when I bring up the "map network drive" dialog box, all the drive letters that I used in the .bat files show up as available. So that changes the question to:

If I have mapped drive using a .bat file with "net use" commands, how do I get windows to "see" them? They are clearly mapped in the system. I can do a "dir q:" from the command line and see the drive perfectly.

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I have a windows 2003 server and XP machine that is mapped to the server. I have the box checked reconnnect at login and synchronize. Yet every time I reboot i have to enter username and password???
 

A:Drives not staying mapped

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My boss just bought 5 new Dell Dimension 2350 with XP home ed and wanted me to put them on the network. I've set them up and they can see the network fine, but when i map a drive and reboot the machine, the drives will not reconnect. I chose the options to reconnect but it still does not work.

Am I doing something wrong or is there something i can do to make sure it reconnects after a reboot?
 

A:mapped drives not reconnecting in XP

I've seen this happen, and haven't figured out why. Instead of wasting my time on the problem, I simply worked around it. In your startup folder, just make a new Batch file (.bat) with lines like:

net use s: \\server\shared
 

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Hello, I work for a fire department and they have Desktop Authority map certain network drives when they login. For some reason, DTA will map the drives when they login, and everything works fine, but after an hour or two, they lose connectivity to that drive and are no longer able to access it. I know this is very vague, but has anyone had this problem?
BTW, I just recently upgraded from NT 4.0 to Server 2003 Standard, and we've had tons of other little problems with permissions and the like. Is this the cause of the dissapearing drives?
Thanks,
Phillip
 

A:XP losing Mapped Drives

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I have a client that is running SBS2003 server and has about 17 client computers. one of the client computers is mapping a drive several times like H: is duplicating itself to I: J: K: L: M:........and so on the other drives say disconnected but you can access them very strange i tried a netuse cmd to delete them and it worked for about 1 minute then they all came back I would appreciate any help you may have.
 

A:Multiple mapped drives?

Have you checked to see if the user account of that machine has any associated scripts that run at logon?
 

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Hi,

I'm running Server 2003 with a few applications on it that are accessed from two ethernet wired computers and two connecting with remote desktop (running XP and Vista). I want to change the log on p/w to the user account where these apps are running on Server 2003. I tried it last night and then tried to access from one of the ethernet computers and it said it wasn't accessible. I guess these connections are mapped (I didn't set it up).

Do I need to go and delete the connections off of each computer and remap a network drive? Or is there an easier way for me to do this.

Thanks!
 

A:Mapped network drives and p/w

I'm not quite sure what you mean ...

You changed the program log in password? That should be as simple as changing the log in details on both PC's within the program they are running, right?

It doesn't sound like anything else has changed on the physical network (IP address of server/hostname/etc).
 

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